Democratic Rep. Pays Fulton County Deputy DA

Rep. Gabriel Amo
Rep. Gabriel Amo | Image by Gabe Amo for Congress/Facebook

A wealthy Fulton County assistant district attorney was simultaneously being paid $131,000 for consulting services by a Democrat congressman who used to be a senior official in the Biden White House.

According to previously unreported Federal Election Commission records obtained by Breitbart News, Deputy District Attorney Jeff DiSantis was working at the district attorney’s office at the time when he received four payments totaling $131,335 from Rep. Gabriel Amo (D-RI) for consulting work.

The payments have raised suspicions for several reasons.

Normally, deputy district attorneys take an oath that prohibits engaging in outside work, though whether DiSantis is subject to such an agreement is unknown, per Breitbart. DiSantis has far more experience than one would typically find at the county employee level, having served as a director for the Democratic National Committee while conducting a legal practice focused on federal agencies and regulations, according to his official bio.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Amo was deputy director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, where his responsibilities included serving as the principal liaison to mayors and local elected officials, according to his White House bio.

The Breitbart News report seemed to suggest that DiSantis may have been planted in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office by the White House to help guide District Attorney Fani Willis. The news outlet quoted an unnamed source who said, “That is the connection to the White House. DiSantis did this. He’s the one. He is the one pulling all the strings. … He was in every important meeting. He is the brainchild behind this.”

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is currently under scrutiny over whether Nathan Wade, the chief prosecutor in the county’s Trump case, had improper communications with the White House about the criminal prosecution of the former president for election interference and over allegations that Willis and Wade financially benefited from the case. DiSantis played a key role in the hiring decisions in the office following Willis’ election in 2020, according to Breitbart.

“WH Counsel has no role in criminal prosecutions — they are there to give legal advice to the President on a host of issues, political and otherwise,” former prosecutor Bill Shipley posted on X, according to Newsweek.

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